C3 webinar on the National Climate Assessment

C3 webinar on the National Climate Assessment: Presentation on the Northwest Chapter and the Tribal Chapter of the National Climate Assessment.

Tuesday, February 28, 10-11am

Connect by phone and WebEx, as follows:
Conference Call dial-in number: 877-952-8012 Passcode: 520083#

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National climate assessments, required by the U.S. Congress to be produced every four years, act as status reports about climate change science and impacts in the United States. The Administration is seeking to issue the next assessment (NCA) in 2013. The NCA aims to incorporate advances in the understanding of climate science into larger social, ecological, and policy systems, and with this provide integrated analyses of impacts and vulnerability. It will also serve to integrate scientific information from multiple sources and highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. In addition to chapters covering a range of topics at the national level, the 2013 NCA will include eight regional chapters. The Northwest chapter covers Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

The 2013 National Climate Assessment will mark the first time that a chapter will be included on the implications of climate change on tribal lands. The chapter will provide an overview of change impacts on tribes and current adaptation and mitigation efforts. Kathy Lynn will discuss the scope of the NCA tribal chapter, as well as some of the ongoing efforts from the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network.